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to the heart of moscow. a bittersweet goodbye games are officially over capped by a spectacular and printing ceremony and going down in history for its remarkable performances as well as someone usual records and highlights. also ukraine's newly installed leadership issues and the rest warrants against the president also unleashing the han's for the members of this form of ruling party. and scotland's an ounce referendum in sports inside conic national flag may be in for some major changes. so many things would have to be changed we ask some brits how they feel about the redrawing of one of their country's most recognizable symbol.
to live on the air and online this is artsy international with me marina call survival come to the program well that's one hundred fourteen winter games have been farewell capping sixteen days of tough competition with a dazzling closing ceremony and our very own in this in the way an artsy song was lucky enough to witness the games from start to finish and takes a bittersweet look at how it all went. this is sad and it's overwhelming we've seen so many big breaks and heartfelt waltzes cheers and tears here in sochi over the past weeks a lot of nail biting competitions nerve wrecking races and great performances all of those are going to go down in olympic history and this great celebration of sport certainly was sealed with a finale to remember you were taken further on
a journey through russian culture picking up from the opening ceremony it was a tribute to the russian greats in the arts music and literature and the organizers didn't miss the opportunity to poke a little fun of themselves over the infamous olympic ring that went open at the start of the games of course the biggest excitement came from russian fans after the host nation searched at the top of the medal count with a total of thirteen goals and a spectacular moment of course to the farewell show was the magnificent fireworks display. now it sounds like ceremony there of course plenty of olympic moments to remember we put together our top five sensations from sochi for you we begin with the day they managed to grab eight goals all of them in speed skating and actually twenty three out of the twenty four medals they want in sochi were in speed skating and
number four a rising star of figure skating seventeen year old mother nina so it nick of us she became the first russian ever to take individual gold in women's figure skating i'm very proud to have won a gold medal at the age of seventeen it's such a great feeling it's a bicycle with everything including myself the sensation number three the new russians korean born speed skater victor on he won three golds for his new homeland an american snowboarder vic wild were married to siberia and join russia as the olympic team to become one of the gold medalist. i didn't have any good start being in regards to that was going to reach the goals that i wanted. but she was the opportunity to get people's. person station number two is norwegian biathlete although our born die then he became the most decorated winter olympian of all time a great performance for his sixth and final winter games and of course the top stop
goes to team russia for their overall performance of the host nation making a victorious comeback from the vancouver games and making it to the top of the medal table at home with thirteen gold medals thirty three overall. sochi has also welcomed some unusual competitors to for them it was about taking the podium but about enjoying the games and making everyone else happy and inspired artist has more and those athletes with a difference. for some athletes sochi twenty fourteen was simply about taking part take for example indian illusia shiva can shave in his commitment to his sport highlighted by his training regime winding his way down dusty tracks bypassing don't send lorries along the way. and i want some insight yes he may have come thirty seven thousand and thirty nine but the him is more state following accusations of corruption the indian and limpid committee were
suspended by the i.o.c. in two thousand and twelve. during these games meaning can shave and could finally compete under his nation's fly unfortunately there's a lot of politics played to the flag of india which i'm sure many people back home and i'm happy with but no that's over think that's a lesson learned for everybody. sort of thing is just. one of the more colorful characters of these games was prince you purchase of hohenlohe in london the fifty five year old is a descendant of a former german royal delisting he's a. so way photographer the pop star who goes by the name of royal disaster. these are his sixth olympics the jewel nationality skis for mexico he's never won a medal for the maybe deserves gold for p.r. i think of russia the only problem that he had this thing should have hired a p.r.
person like me to be a bit of p.r. before i mean you know it's a great place. on the floor thank you for the for everything is really. just got a positive for my over to europe and to america that we're so negative it's time to make his debut in these games you know banani went in the luge to tell his real name mind as part of a sponsorship deal he changed his name to the german underwear company but he told me he wants to be known for his sporting prowess if i didn't qualify for the olympics they wouldn't care at all what names i am so i think is the most important thing that i try hard in training hard to get to that in. any winter olympics complete without the jamaican bobsled the main attraction for press and. raising their own funds to compete missing a connecting flight losing their luggage on coming second last still didn't dampen their party spirit proving that in amongst all the sporting excellence there is still room for sports to be for.
the sochi olympics are broken lots of records and it's not just sports we're talking about almost half of the planet was watching these games at some point with at least three billion viewers and talking about fans they set a surprising sound record with their vocal cords during one of victor and speed skating races but the cheers reaching one hundred ten decibels and here's another record quite an unexpected one thirty four babies were born in sochi on the day of the opening ceremony of the city's highest single daily total of newborns ever the sochi games will also go down. history for the weather becoming the warmest winter olympics in history we're certainly not complaining there's been lots of sunshine enough snow the olympics of course officially over we're left with a lot of things to look back at but we're also looking forward to the paralympic games starting in less than two weeks that was our season he said now out there with all the olympic highlights from our salty studio well bidding
a heartfelt goodbye to the winter olympics we asked you to submit your highlights and feel good moments of the games to our facebook page and let's take a look at what you've come up to first of all thank you very much for submit and that information for us so hash tag my song to moments what you had to say was obviously picked russian gold in the latest figure skates in there and also some more impressed by the national team's portrayed now also we had all those who of course selected the sublime performance by the russian figure skating rookie and the olympic darling you need scale there ok well all in our websites are has a more on the once again has its heroes and most top two moments all you have to do is head to artsy dot com and get all the info as well as the footage. right to see. her story. and i think that you're.
on our reporters were there. in the. we continue now with other news in ukraine the prize in the end a call that has been put on the once of list for a quote mass murder of peaceful citizens that's according to the country's acting in syria minister after taking the reins of the ukrainian capital the former opposition is now busy establishing this all in order and is suggesting banning the ruling party of regions from any political activity now seventy four delegates have already withdrawn from the party saying they fear of reprisals the names of some members wanted for questioning have reportedly been circulated to airports vehicles are also being searched on the roads around the capital all there is trying to make
their voice heard are being gagged. didn't. ask who tried to speak out for ousted president viktor again the call that was in the western ukrainian city of. artistically takes a look now at how the political crisis is continuing to unfold. freedom democracy independence as mind on hayles won't be downing off the dictator and mourns those killed in kiev a city or street battles perhaps the way certain groups of the opposition have been acting can hardly be called democratic around five hundred offices of the now ex ruling party have been burnt down those with a different political stance or physically attacked inside the parliament most of those which right now it's more about emotions rather than political rivalry or the most important thing right now is to prevent all parties from being bound completely because then the situation would lose own legitimacy because. the
president has fled the capital saying a coup has been carried out while the parliament passes new laws as fast as a printing press. taking down officials and appointing their all to political rivals including putting the right wing hardliners in government posts such as from the nationalists bubble the party taking charge of the prosecutor general's office in a way that was just for them it's a new regime is taking shape really quickly and with the use of strong measures it has nothing to do with democracy because those coming to power will go on with pursuing tough policies and they will conduct massive expansion of the eastern territories. among the first laws adopted the banning of russian as the second official state language despite nearly fifty percent of those living in the east of ukraine being ethnic russians the public is stalled from now on the right wing is going to be heavily present in ukraine's law enforcement at the moment the
situation in kiev is basically controlled by radical people with with us who are pursuing a very very militant agenda which is a political course i think he is an utterly discredited man he cut deals with opposition leaders who were quite obviously a since the nineteenth of january no longer in control of. crowds and here there are reports that foreign journalists have been promoting different values from the rebels have now been put onto wanted list as well as trying to temporarily russian t.v. channels many are now raising the question if this is the type of democracy so many ukrainians. for. they use foreign policy chief catherine ashton is visiting kiev to meet the new interim leadership so this custom measures to shore up the country's crippled economy the e.u.
said it's ready to provide the crane with one three billion euro once a new government is formed that's after the international monetary fund confirmed its commitment to provide with financial support much of the former president of the soviet union the last should let the people of ukraine decide their own political future. move move not have you seen what's going on there it's outrageous you need a bulldozer to push all the consultants from the us and the e.u. out of the way they should let the people decide for themselves issuing recommendations to nations is unacceptable we shouldn't sunburned it all sides need to head to the negotiating table and talk to do it one month or six months if needed they will come to an agreement eventually move the ball would have. and still ahead for you this hour a potential boycotts of a good sparks concern and israel after the break we'll look at what stakes as
a process on that settlement program and the west bank. i don't see how european countries who are member of the european union can solve the problem without leaving the european union so it's obvious that countries like great britain or france you name friends especially with the increasing poverty in my opinion they have a difficult they have a difficult time to solve these problems but i think at least they should rearrange the principle rules of free movement of persons and improve the system. but if you will come out and watch it. all the face it's like you know.
pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i roll the sushi. welcome back to artsy international it's great to have you with us the union jack has long been an inspiration for artists fashion designers and an uncertain symbol in pop culture but with scotland's independence referendum just months away there's growing talk about whether the iconic flag will need a make over there are already several designs around an art sees laura smith once you find out what people in london think about them. the campaigns on both sides of the scottish independence debate the factions have until september to sell their
idea of how the union should look going forwards westminster says an independent scotland would lose the pound but hardly anyone seems to be talking about something even more simple legs that the rest of the u.k. could lose if scotland declared independence the union jack scotland's represented on the flag by the blue background and diagonal white cross but if scotland left the u.k. might have to get back old these flags would become obsolete and replaced with waltz the u.k. charity the flag institute has most tops and suggestions so let's see what people think that's the nicest looking want to see. who's got the kingdom so the current straight to ricky. know is to find she got one. some of these are my favorite british one ok and what what you think of the idea what you think the concept in general would have to try to do what is going to more. and
everything so i don't want to change i suppose it makes more sense i mean there's some point of having it in there of an impartial anymore that's quite attractive. she shook educational all flag that you know be difficult for people to have any change really yeah i mean of the sad. so many things would have to be changed. it really was that do you think maybe. the union jacks enjoyed a resurgence in recent years becoming an iconic brand again apparent on everything from high fashion to soft furnishings it would be holds for britain to discard it and indeed there are no firm plans to change it even if scotland does declare independence but david cameron and alex salmond might do well to better the flag in mind as this war of words save a scotland gets just here and. separatist movements have been gaining momentum in
the e.u. cast their more down to only european projects the free movement of people is also another major concern for your skeptics and calls for tougher measures are getting stronger this month switzerland backed quotas on migrants from the e.u. and later this hour sophie shevardnadze sits down with the vice president of the swiss people's party to discuss this move. foreign minister has said that this vote will harm switzerland president of the european commission warned swiss citizens could lose their right to live and work in the u. was it worth it was it was the risk free immigration with an outside countries that these strange and i'm confident the european union will understand that we have to renegotiate we have to rediscuss this problem this issue immigration i don't have any regrets at all twenty years ago ten years ago switzerland was in the process of joining the european union now that's what sort of has changed its direction and we
do not want to become a member anymore it seems to be normal that you rearrange immigration. and we have more stories for you on line including knots in my back yard and of my claim fracking a safe but their bosses clearly don't want the technology anywhere near their homes but more on the controversial statement from exxon c.e.o. to artsy dot com. also that internet giant google claims robots will be able to understand us better than we understand ourselves more details on the futuristic forecast are just a click away. winter is when the sun comes to life.
a ways is palm trees are being harvested. people are waiting for the biggest event of the year. the desert festival. this is true it is very hot at this race leading camel races have spent the last year preparing for the grueling hours of. the day but. for the race there's a heavy sandstone coming the power of nature is a never ending challenge. a desert winter the nazi. told me my language is all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports like the players to know i will be back to speak to comment on your letter please to say to secure a car is on the docket no. thank you no more weasel or.
when you direct question be prepared for a change when you. get ready for. freedom of speech. the freedom to crush. your watching artsy enter national will consider that with other news german chancellor angela merkel travels to israel on monday to meet with the country's prime minister by name and that's a yahoo he describes germany as a good friend but this country's relations with the european union haven't been particularly warm recently and artie's policy here has more. when european parliament president martin shorts touched down in jerusalem recently he experienced the cold shoulder of israel's right he was heckled while dressing the parliament and accused of telling lies surely more fairly was among those who
walked out on the poor and ashamed of being. plenty of world leaders spoke here just recently french president hollande said very harsh things on the need for a police state and we needed to walk out of. shorts later acknowledged he was mistaken about some of the figures of palestinian versus israeli access to water although the figures are far from equal now it says fellow countrywoman angler merkel's chance to face the firing line. that day in my mind and in my part is mind this illusion is not to have two states rather the solution should be that in the land of israel there will be only one country and i hope that uncle merkel is coming to talk and not to pressure us this is the most divisive issue israeli settlements in the west bank and jordan valley because of it according to recent polls only fourteen percent of germans view israel positively the european union already bans all products grown in settlements as israel's number one trading
partner accounting for about a third of its total trade it hurts the pockets of farmers like your seed deeply your seed grows organic vegetables in the disputed jordan valley and hollywood used to sell two tons per month today i barely export two hundred to three hundred kilograms when i asked these companies why they tell me it's because the stores they sell to tell them they don't want to buy any more from the settlements all mother guti who spearheads the anti israel boycott disinvestment and sanctions movement believes the e.u. stand is making inroads europe no checks they asked for the place of origin if it's coming from a settlement they want israel to declare that increasingly they know their new thing the settlements are losing the european market. he has always had a special relationship with israel because of its nazi past but merkel's visit comes amid reports that germany is really ties of the would in a decade no don't put pressure on the israeli government especially as the german
public feels it needs to apologize lisa lives. on t.v. jerusalem. and let's take a close look now at some other world news in grain a funeral procession for an answer government campaigner has turned violent activists three mullets of cops cells up police reportedly instruct at the funeral and that's hacked the mourners the uprising in bahrain has been ongoing since two thousand and eleven with thousands protesting against the sunni monarchy. people were killed including two children when a grenade exploded at an opposition rally in bangkok leaders of the protest movement blame the government for the attack while the prime minister has condemned it as an act of terror more than twenty people have died in thailand in the last four months in the ongoing ansa government demonstrations. terman for a ride group has marked the anniversary of the bombing of the city all for its time
by the british air force during the second world war the commemorations sparked angry opposition from left wing groups and more than a thousand people showed up supports us against me on that some organizations over twenty people were injured when police used pepper spray to keep their group support. in the us well one of president critics has engaged in an armed standoff with on the officers who came to arrest him general out ahead of rivas who is accused of masterminding and killed a government supporter armies in the south with an assault rifle and you see very very few officers were then chased away by vivus supporters and so government rallies across the country have left ten dead and violent clashes over the past weeks. more news for you in about half an hour but up next as promised. and the issue of switzerland's immigration referendum which is being discussed with a conscience people's party vice president will stay with us. judy
cox a utah mother out of spite but an entire line of t. shirts at a popular chain store at her local mall the reason that she bought them was because she feels that the images of nearly naked women on them violate her local towns decency code she wants to make it clear though that she feels the store has the right to sell this type of shirt just not displayed in an exterior window ultimately her plan is to return the shirts on day fifty nine of the store's sixty limit let's hope for her sake they don't have a no return policy i bring this up because this is a great example of a nonviolent form of protest that actually works because the scandal and more importantly it will make the company lose a few dollars technically the girls on the shirts aren't even fully exposed believe me i checked thoroughly and i would even call them r.
rated the local communities have the right to be more conservative than the rest of the nation if they want to be and it's good that judy cox actually did something rather than just sitting at home on the air complaining about moral decay across the country if a housewife from a small mormon community can stand up to the man what's stopping you but that's just my opinion. winter is when the sun comes to life. always is palm trees are being harvested. people are waiting for the biggest event of the year. the desert festival. this is the. no leading camel races have spent the last year preparing for the grueling. the day before the race there's a heavy sandstorm coming the power of nature is
welcome to go on sophie shevardnadze switzerland has just narrowly voted in a referendum to protect tightly on the flow of immigrants into the country however the proposed quotas for the new arrivals run contrary to the u.s. ideals of freedom of movement well as ways mode to ruin the country's ties with the european union how will switzerland keep attracting world class talent and is there really anything wrong with immigration won't we ask the vice president of the party which pushed the idea through he's our guest today. the heart of europe a lender for cultures and the historic haven for refugees. he is now cracking down on immigration. of the country voted to shut the door to new arrivals are immigrants really a minister the swiss will be e.u.
punished for his drastic decision or should others follow switch or example. and here we are with lucy sham vice president of the swiss people's party of us just some it's great to have you with us so we're going to go right had an ask you why was this referendum on whether to limit immigration even need it. oh i think for the swiss population is so it's very important indeed because the last two years have shown that the immigration grew bigger and bigger and it is switzerland's answer to say stop somewhere we have to have a limit of the free movement of people of course euro is a pillar of the e.u. are interest of the clearing a war on that basic ideal oh you know you have to face the fact a crucial points is switzerland is not a member of the european union i think if the european union among their borders want to have free movement of persons that's their problem but it will.
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